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Failed Alzheimer's trial leaves families and patients heartbroken. Medical community reels

Mar 24, 2019 , CNBC Health
Biogen and Eisai lost billions of dollars in market value after halting two late-stage trials of a promising experimental Alzheimer's...
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Rising Out-Of-Pocket Costs For Insulin Indicates Market Failure

Mar 23, 2019 , Forbes
Diabetes patients' cost-sharing is increasing as PBMs and health plans are paying less for insulin products. While this situation defies logic, it reflects an imperfect market in which it's not necessarily in the PBMs' and health plans' interests to engage in a fully competitive...
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Toilet Seat That Detects Congestive Heart Failure Getting Ready To Begin Commercialization

Mar 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
With 1 million new cases of congestive heart failure diagnosed each year, a revolutionary product is making it easier for hospitals to monitor patients with the condition in the comfort of their own homes. A toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system created by a team of Rochester Institute......
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Examining Ball Pits As A Playground For Pathogenic Germs

Mar 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Beware the ball pit. Ball pits used in children's physical therapy - similar to those made popular by restaurants catering to families - may contribute to germ transmission between patients, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the A......
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Viewpoints: Doctors Need To Stop Saying No To Patients Who Need Opioids; FDA’s E-Cigarette Policies Could Make It Tough On U.S. Troops

Mar 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and...
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Mailed Home Colon Cancer Tests Boost Screening

Mar 23, 2019 , WebMD
Researchers believe that mailing the screening kits directly to patients, which frames participation as the default, reduced steps in the process, and made it easier for patients to get screened and catch colorectal cancer earlier or even potentially prevent it from...
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Brain Region Discovered That Only Processes Spoken, Not Written Words

Mar 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Patients in a new Northwestern Medicine study were able to comprehend words that were written but not said aloud. They could write the names of things they saw but not verbalize them. Even though these patients could hear and speak perfectly fine, a disease had crept into a portion of their brain t......
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FDA rejects Sanofi-Lexicon add-on pill for type 1 diabetes

Mar 23, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve a drug developed by Sanofi SA and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc intended for use with insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes, the companies said on Friday....
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‘A Huge Step Forward’: Research Breakthrough Sparks Hope For Preserving Fertility Of Young Boys With Cancer

Mar 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
"Fertility issues for kids with cancer were ignored" for years, said University of Pittsburgh reproductive scientist Kyle Orwig. "Many of us dream of growing up and having our own families. We hope our research will help these young patients to do that." Until now, boys hadn't had a realistic option to preserve their fertility, but that may be...
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Improving TB Treatment—And Survival—In The World's Poorest Places

Mar 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Blood-test results remain a gold standard of accuracy when doctors need to determine if tuberculosis (TB) patients are adequately absorbing their medications. Indicators such as the blood levels of TB drugs at fixed timepoints after dosing, usually two and six hours, influence how treatment regimens......
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Early Valve Replacement May Be Better Than Watchful Waiting In Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis

Mar 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Patients with severe aortic stenosis who have no symptoms may benefit more from an aggressive strategy of early valve replacement than from a conservative watch and wait approach, according to new research published today online in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. “We know that surgery carries a sma......
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Why and how to use humor in your online health care marketing

Mar 22, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
A lighthearted approach can engage your community and put jittery patients at ease. To strike the right balance, follow these guidelines. The ancient Greek physician, philosopher and naturalist Hippocrates once said, “Use wit in your dealings with patients because dourness is repulsive both to the healthy and the sick.” No one wants to be called […] The post Why and how to use humor in your online health care marketing appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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She was dancing on the roof and talking gibberish. A special kind of ER helped her

Mar 22, 2019 , CNN Health
For decades, hospitals have strained to accommodate patients in psychiatric crisis in emergency rooms....
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Promising Alzheimer's drug trial ends in failure

Mar 22, 2019 , CNN Health
A promising drug designed to remove proteins from the brains of Alzheimer's patients has been halted, dealing another blow to the ongoing search for treatment and a cure....
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NACDS launches online resource to aid states, pharmacies in optimizing care

Mar 22, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
The online NACDS Optimizing Care Process Guide is intended to advance pharmacy care for patients, the organization said. Read More...
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Jazz Pharmaceuticals gets FDA nod for Sunosi

Mar 22, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Sunosi provides a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and narcolepsy patients with excessive daytime sleepiness. Read More...
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health’ Surprise! Fixing Surprise Medical Bills Is Harder Than it Looks

Mar 22, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Joanne Kenen of Politico, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss the efforts to curb “surprise” medical bills to patients who inadvertently get out-of-network care; a look at where the 2020 presidential candidates stand on health; and the Trump administration’s efforts to end HIV in the U.S. Also, Rovner interviews Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who is leaving his job in early April....
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New Treatments Might Provide Hope To Patients With Rare Genetic Disease That Turns Tissue Into Bone

Mar 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The genetic disease, fibrodysplasia ossificans, in which the body’s machinery for healing goes awry, growing immovable bone where it doesn’t belong, had been languishing as nothing more than a medical curiosity. But a community of patient advocates rallied, and now there are three medicines in human trials, the most advanced of which could win Food and Drug Administration approval next year. In other public health news: weight lifting, primate emotions, the "bliss point" in food, and...
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Infographic: Are your patients health literate?

Mar 21, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Make it easier for patients to understand health information. Marketwave, a Dallas-area marketing agency, developed an infographic that speaks to one hotly discussed health care marketing topic: health literacy. You’ll find out how health literacy impacts four main groups (insurers, employers, providers and consumers) – and a huge part of that is driven by digital […] The post Infographic: Are your patients health literate? appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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CoverMyMeds: Prior authorization scripts get filled faster when submitted electronically

Mar 21, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Adoption of electronic prior authorization solutions leads to faster time to therapy for patients and improved dispense rates, according to CoverMyMeds' Electronic Prior Authorization National Adoption Scorecard and the Real-Time Benefit Check National Adoption Scorecard. Read More...
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